THURSDAY, JULY 25
Scripture: Esther 7:9,10
In Esther 7:9,10, we find another perfect example of axios justice coming to pass. Haman had threatened all the Jewish people. He even obtained an edict from the king that on a certain day his men would rise up, kill all the Jews and take everything they had. Mordecai induced Queen Esther, who was secretly Jewish, to intervene. He told her if she did not, salvation would arise from another place but she would die. Esther agreed, she intervened, axios took place! Esther 7:9,10 says, “Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, ‘Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.’ Then the king said, ‘Hang him on it!’ So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided.” The very gallows that Haman built for Mordecai were the gallows on which he himself was hung. That is another perfect picture of axios in action. God’s covenant justice is the same throughout Scripture. The only thing we need to understand is that we have a right to ask for it. Justice is available to every believer who will pray and ask God to bring it.